Vent Dungey – Bio
Author/s: Venita Dungey
Venita graduated as a social worker in 1991 and since then has worked in a variety of settings including adolescent residential care facilities, foster care and community welfare organizations. She has completed two pilot projects, one of which was in the public hospital system working with child protection intervention for at risk families and one within the women’s prison system working with incarcerated women and their children. Venita has spent the last 15 years working as Social Worker and family counsellor, primarily in child and family services within the public health and welfare system. She says that Dance Therapy seemed a way to combine all her movement and dance experiences and as a result has completed the first year of the Dance Therapy program at R.M.I.T (2005). She is currently working in community health setting as Social Worker/Family Counsellor and has begun to explore ways of integrating traditional Social Work with Dance-movement Therapy in case work and group work.